Dec 22 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

Deco at restaurant Nomad - Marrakech

Chef Ryan Gordon platting at restaurant Nomad - Marrakech

Nomad Marrakech- moroccan restaurant

Kamal Laftimi and his brother Oussama  are pretty much the responsibles of the trendy, creative fresh wave of young Marrakchis taking over the very old and traditional Médina. Owner of Caf’é des épices and Le Jardin, he embarked on a third opening, NOMAD, which intents to create  a lighter and innovative cuisine based on well know Moroccan dishes and ingredients. For this adventure, they joined forces with Sebastien de Gzell, a natural born nomade, architect and restaurant designer, who was in charge of giving that gorgeous french-magrebi look  with a hint of Scandinavian style.

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Filed under: Eating Out
Dec 09 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

November. How did that happen?.

I have no idea but I´m sort of happy because it was one of those hard-to-bite months where due to a medical treatment I had zero energy nor willing to do a thingy. But in the other hand it wasn’t that bad either, hey, look at that gorgeous landscape which is just about 15 minutes by car from our apartment.

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Filed under: Favorites

Back in July when I spent some days in Macau & Hong Kong, I made some time for coffee get together with Ludy from Gogirlzz fitness facebook page. We had  met just before Regis and I moved from Macau, so we never had the opportunity to known each other at a deeper level.  After our coffee time that went terribly well, we agreed to spend more time together and work on something that we could share with you on this space.

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Filed under: Recipes
Nov 06 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

Such a busy month! Lost of discoveries, visits from afar and new secret garden in Marrakech.

 

October Favorites

Solo walks in the Mellah neighborhood brought a fantastic Beldi style brekky, which has jumped to my ultimate faves & must-do in the ochre city. Tip: Search for old, small and crowded juice shops serving (aside fresh juices) all-day breakfast fare like khili eggs. While there also ask for msemen, atay & avocado juice.

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Filed under: Favorites
Oct 23 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

When my husband first told me about the proposition he received to work in Marrakech, my mind started to dream about all the exotic ideas and clichés we all growth with about this magnificent area. When I was a child I read a book, well, more of a candid novel for young teenagers that was called The Arab, since then I kept on my immense mental list the wish to visit this land.

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Heidi Leon Monges is a mexpat chef & photojournalist currently living in Marrakech, Morocco. She & her french pastry chef husband have resided in Mexico City, NY, Shanghai, Macau & until recently they were based in Aix-en-Provence. Aromas&Sabores is the creative corner where Heidi shares her photographic, culinary & traveling projects or collaborations.